Press Releases

Jan 15, 2014

Rep. Karen Bass issues statement on EPA finding Los Angeles AllenCo facility is violating federal law

Issues: Environment & Energy, Local Issues

Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency finding that the South Los Angeles AllenCo site is violating federal law.

Jan 10, 2014

Statement on House adjourning without extending unemployment benefits

Issues: Immigration Reform, Jobs & the Economy

Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement on the House of Representatives once again adjourning for the weekend without extending unemployment benefits

Jan 9, 2014

Rep. Karen Bass issues statement on House Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing of Republican Anti-Choice Legislation

Issues: Health Care

Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice’s hearing today on the “The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.”

Jan 8, 2014

Statement on LA Unified calling a special election to fill school board vacancy

Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement today on Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD’s) decision to fill the current board vacancy via a special election in lieu of an appointment.

Jan 8, 2014

Statement on Violence in the Central African Republic

Congressmember Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement on the violence in the Central African Republic.

Dec 28, 2013

Statement Calling on Uganda's President to Veto Anti-Homosexuality Legislation

Issues: Civil Rights, U.S.-Africa Policy

Today, Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement calling on Uganda President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to veto the recently passed Anti-Homosexuality Bill.

Dec 23, 2013

Statement on Violence in South Sudan

Congressmember Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement on the violence in South Sudan.

Dec 17, 2013

Statement from Rep. Karen Bass on Filling Term on LA Unified School Board

Representative Karen Bass released the following statement today on Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD’s) upcoming decision on how to fill the vacant seat following the passing of Board Member Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte.

Dec 12, 2013

House Passes Bass Resolution Honoring Nelson Mandela

Issues: Civil Rights, U.S.-Africa Policy

The U.S. House of Representatives today unanimously passed House Resolution 434, a bipartisan resolution authored by Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) to honor the life of the late South African President Nelson Mandela, who passed away on Dec. 5.

Dec 12, 2013

Statement on Opposition to Budget Proposal

Issues: Jobs & the Economy, Local Issues

I want to thank Senator Patty Murray for her work and effort to forge a compromise with the House Republicans. Unfortunately, I could not in good conscious support legislation that did not extend unemployment insurance and still will force through cuts to vital programs while not closing corporate tax loopholes.

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